Minister Murphy officially opens 33 new Social Housing Homes in Longford

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy TD visited Longford today (04 April) to officially open 33 new social housing homes at Knock Manor, Lanesborough, Co Longford.  The development has been funded by the Minister’s department through Rebuilding Ireland with funding of €6.8 million.

This project was essentially an unfinished estate. The roads/ paths around the site were laid out but the construction of the houses never proceeded, leaving the prepared site unresolved. These new quality dwellings comprise of 33 newly built family homes consisting of 12 two-bedroom homes, 15 three-bedroom homes and 6 four-bedroom homes. The new homes will meet the housing needs of 33 families in the area.

The development is located in the town of Lanesborough, which has an important role in the provision of local level retailing, social and leisure functions and local services to the wider rural area.

Speaking at the launch the Minister said, “I am delighted to see this completed housing project here today in Longford. This is a substantial scheme consisting of 33 New Social Housing Homes. I am delighted that this scheme has already provided homes to 30 families in the area with a further three families to receive their keys shortly. I understand that 33 families including some 40 children will benefit from this scheme”. He wished the new residents luck and happiness in their new home and paid tribute to the Contractor for the scheme, Faughnan Construction Ltd, Longford County Council, and all involved in the scheme for their hard work on a successfully completed project.